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My Pancakes Taste Different Today!

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Could a Pancake have the power to shape a child's view of their world? It was a surprise to Ethan that his favorite breakfast, a stack of steaming hot pancakes, would reveal many ways that nature and people work together. He discovered that everyone has a hand in taking care of nature. Ethan would have never guessed that his simple, innocent act of tossing an oil can into ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 1st 2016 by Wagon Wheel Productions
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Leslie Lindsay
Oct 05, 2016 rated it liked it
I'm a bit of a children's book connoisseur. I absolutely love them and will continue to read (and purchase!) even though my own two children are aging out of them. That said, I think MY PANCAKES TASTE DIFFERENT TODAY earns a gold (5) star for being unique in it's presentation and topic matter, but an overall, 3-star product.

The illustrations are colorful and bright, but sort of lacking in professionalism, the story is quite simplistic, with some easy solutions and 'holes,' but then again, the a
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Kelly Knapp
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: toddlers
Recommended to Kelly by: Received as part of the Goodreads Firstreads giveaways
This is a cute little picture book with a great little introduction to ecology. The illustrations are great and the message timely. However, it is only a great book for toddlers through perhaps 5 or 6 years of age. Having 19 grandchildren gives me a ready audience for any new children's books that I purchase or win. The younger ones really enjoyed it and we discussed the implications of putting bad things in our waters, which they understood. However, my 9 year old granddaughter came to me after ...more
Nancy
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
A Pancake Breakfast Teaches Ethan About the Environment

Ethan loves pancakes before he goes fishing. His mother explains to him how animals, plants and people combine to give him the pancakes he loves, and he leaves to go fishing feeling thankful for his world. However, wanting to make a big splash in the lake where he fishes, he throws in an oil can and things begin to go dreadfully wrong.

Children, particularly three to five-year-olds, should enjoy this book, although children as old as nine ma
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Fran Soto
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Both heartwarming and inspiring, this sweet book about the simple joy of making pancakes as a family is also a lesson for kids about caring for the environment. Purchasers get the extra satisfaction knowing that a portion of proceeds go to kids' and environmental organizations. Awesome! Plus there's a great recipe for pancakes included! Highly recommended!
Olivia Farr
Nov 01, 2016 rated it liked it
"My Pancakes Taste Different Today!" begins with Ethan's mother making him pancakes. When he thanks her for them, she tells him to also thank nature and other people who help with the process of the ingredients. One day, when they taste different, it turns out nature has been tainted with an oil spill which Ethan then helps to clean up with others. His mom then makes pancakes for everyone. There are some gaps in this story, but it's a beginning for children to think about nature and where our fo ...more
Dawn
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Ethan loves pancakes. He eats them in the morning before he "goes fishing." Like his mother taught him, he thanks everything that contributed to his pancakes (sun, rain, farmer, etc.) One morning he finds a can of oil and throw it into the lake. This pollutes the lake and the nearby farm where the wheat for his pancakes is grown. And later, when his mom makes pancakes, they taste bad. Eventually Ethan figures out what's making his pancakes taste bad and enlists all the neighborhood children in h ...more
Mike Mc Lawson
May 10, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked the idea of the book. But it was a little long for such a simple book. It could have been two books. One the story of all the things and people that go into getting that plate of pancakes on the table (sun, rain, crops, farmers, etc.) the other of what happens when someone litters toxic material. The older child that will sit thru the the entire book should have more technical words than "ooze" and they are too savvy to believe that throwing a can of oil in the pond will make the pancake ...more
Linda Cain
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Goodreads for the opportunity to read this book. My 3 year old grandson liked reading it with me . The concept of keeping our environment and food sources from being contaminated was presented in a simple , easy to understand way and prompted conversation about this topic. It
also showed how everyone and everything in our world is interconnected so we all have to work together to protect our environment.
Georgia hillstrom
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished, done
I liked this book. I received through goodreads giveaway, but also purchased another one for Christmas.
Ver good book on environment, pollution, how we get our food, what is in our food. I liked the pictures so colorful in that they tell the story themselves. Like the people collectively cleaning the ocean beaches. Will get people young and old to think more responsible, hopefully.
Kai Walser
Jul 07, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was cute and my nieces loved it. The artwork was a little rough but the story taught a good lesson that my nieces will grow up with.
Jalynn Patterson
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

Could a Pancake have the power to shape a child's view of their world? It was a surprise to Ethan that his favorite breakfast, a stack of steaming hot pancakes, would reveal many ways that nature and people work together. He discovered that everyone has a hand in taking care of nature. Ethan would have never guessed that his simple, innocent act of tossing an oil can into the lake, just to make a big splash for fun, could change his whole wide world.



The slippery journey of the oi
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Sara Thompson
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I keep telling myself that I am taking a break from doing book reviews and, yet, they keep putting out books that I can’t resist. I was asked to help promote 2 children’s books, this being the first one. They are books so near and dear to my heart that I really struggled with the decision before giving in.

Honestly, as a foodie and a greenie, how could I say no to a book that talks about how the environment affects the food we eat?

This story starts out with Ethan and his morning pancakes. His mom
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Young Ethan always eats pancakes before he goes fishing. One morning after thanking his mother for making him the "best pancakes in the world," his mother explains to him that he should also thank the farmer and the lakes and streams and every other person, creature and entity involved in helping create the goods that went into making his pancakes. That day, with a grateful heart, as Ethan goes on his fishing outing he does just that. But at the end of his day he does something, unbeknownst to h ...more
Jessica Bronder
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ethan’s favorite breakfast is pancakes. One morning as Ethan is eating his pancakes, his mother tells him how he is to be thankful for each step in the environment that helps make his pancakes good. A little while later he is fishing and throwing rocks into the river. He finds a can full of oil and throws it into the river enjoying the large splash and doesn’t think about what he just did.

The next day he realizes that his pancakes taste horrible. At first he doesn’t understand what happened whe
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Bonny Moss
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
So i love a good children's book, and i wasn't sure about this one. It certainly has its flaws ~ message too simplistic, illustrations juvenile, problem and solution are unrealistic, writing a little choppy. But my goodness do my children love this book!! I'm SO GLAD we got it!! They love the simple hero who could be them since the face is so non-specific, the sweet mom, the practice of giving gratitude, the fact that everybody gets to eat lots of pancakes. They love the simple, exaggerated prob ...more
Gretchen
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
My Pancakes Taste Different Today tells the story of how we are interconnected in our current world. This is told in basic words with simple concepts for children to understand. After all, who doesn't eat pancakes with rivers of syrup poured on them?
My grandsons liked this story because it reminded them of a similar experience when they saw a similar fish kill.
I received this book through goodreads.
Lisa Moss
Dec 04, 2016 rated it liked it
While the message could have been more subtle, it is still a good story about connectiveness, the environment, pollution, and community. I feel that it would work better as a one-on-one rather than a group read situation.
Jessica
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I won this book from a Goodreads Giveaway.

This was a very cute children's book. I liked that it's entertaining as well as educational. I would enjoy reading this to my future children.
Taylor
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
It had a great message, but it may be better suited for older kids for them to really understand it.
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